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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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09/02
(Re)Building a Kidney Coordinating Center (U01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-DK-14-009 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Fun…
09/02
NIMH Career Transition Award for Tenure-Track and Tenured Intramural Investigators (K22)
Funding Opportunity PAR-14-330 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The primary…
09/02
(Re)Building a Kidney: Cells to Organ (UH2/UH3)
Funding Opportunity RFA-DK-14-010 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Fun…
08/29
Single animal to human transmission event responsible for 2014 Ebola outbreak
NIH-funded scientist uses latest genomic technology to make discovery.…
08/28
NIH to Launch Human Safety Study of Ebola Vaccine Candidate
Trial is First in Series of Accelerated Safety Studies of Ebola Vaccines.…
08/27
NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing
Policy's implementation is key to accelerating biomedical discoveries.…
08/27
Scientists plug into a learning brain
NIH-funded study provides a neural explanation for why some skills are easier to learn than others.…
08/27
Scientists looking across human, fly and worm genomes find shared biology
Studies reveal powerful commonalities in biological activity, regulation among species.…
08/26
NIAMS welcomes five new advisory council members
The council comprises scientific and lay members who have expertise in the mission areas of the inst…
08/26
Genome exhibition to depart Smithsonian for multi-city tour
Enthusiasm for genomics grows with an estimated 3 million D.C. visitors to exhibition.…
08/22
Follow that Cell
NIH challenges innovators with a half million dollars in prizes.…
08/21
Monthly blood transfusions reduce sickle cell anemia-related brain injury in children
NIH-funded study provides hope for children with disease-related brain damage.…
08/20
New NIH research awards to address multiple chronic conditions
It is estimated that 3 in 4 adults over age 65 and 1 in 15 children suffer from two or more chronic …
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09/02
Scientists find possible neurobiological basis for tradeoff between honesty, self-interest
A team of scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the University of Califo…
09/02
Clean air halves health costs in Chinese city
Air pollution regulations over the last decade in Taiyuan, China, have substantially improved the he…
09/02
Early cerebellum injury hinders neural development, possible root of autism
Princeton University researchers offer a new theory that an early-life injury to the cerebellum disr…
09/02
Study indicates that the hippocampus mediates cognitive decline in Huntington's disease
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests that alterations in the hippocampus co…
09/02
Certain Regions Of 'Alpha Male' Brains Are Bigger And More Connected
… , the team of researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to look more closely &#8230…
09/02
New imaging technique shows how cocaine shuts down blood flow in mouse brains
A new method for measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the brain could help doctors and r…
09/02
People can learn to like healthy foods, brain scans suggest
Brain scans of participants showed higher activation of reward centers shifted from high-calorie tow…
09/02
Microphysiological systems will revolutionize experimental biology and medicine
The September 2014 Annual Thematic Issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine is devoted to 'The bio…
09/02
Scientists say you can 'retrain' your brain to be addicted to healthy food - instead of junk
… with learning and addiction using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) The re…
09/02
What Neuroscience Has To Say About The 'Tortured Genius'
… known as fMRI, or functional magnetic resonance imaging. But other expert…
09/02
Scientists say retrain your brain to stop craving junk food
… with learning and addiction using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) The re…
09/02
Study finds penchant for healthy food can be trained
… test and control groups underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans at the &#82…
09/02
Monkey leaders have different brains
… - but with fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) you can control for all ……
09/02
The brain can be trained to enjoy healthy food, study suggests
… test and control groups underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans at the &#82…
09/02
Can you really 'retrain' your brain to be addicted to healthy food?
… with learning and addiction using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) The re…
09/01
Dyslexic readers have disrupted network connections in the brain
A new study in Biological Psychiatry maps the circuitry of dyslexiaDyslexia, the most commonly diagn…
09/01
Unlocking the brain's mysteries through study of damage to the prefrontal lobe
Until the last few decades, the frontal lobes of the brain were shrouded in mystery and erroneously …
09/01
Late and early onset Alzheimer's affect brain function in similar way
New study shows a key element of brain function begins to decline a few years before symptoms emerge…
09/01
Disrupted network connections found in the dyslexic brain
Dyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological re…
09/01
Why do teens do such crazy stuff? It?s all in their brains.
… . Using such tools as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission to…
08/31
Conditional tolerance of temperate phages via transcription-dependent CRISPR-Cas targeting
A fundamental feature of immune systems is the ability to distinguish pathogenic from self and comme…
08/31
Neural explanation for why some skills are easier to learn than others has implications for stroke and other neurological disorders
Learning is easier when it only requires nerve cells to rearrange existing patterns of activity than…
08/31
Sensory-evoked LTP driven by dendritic plateau potentials in vivo
Long-term synaptic potentiation (LTP) is thought to be a key process in cortical synaptic network pl…
08/31
High-fat-diet-mediated dysbiosis promotes intestinal carcinogenesis independently of obesity
Several features common to a Western lifestyle, including obesity and low levels of physical activit…
08/31
First study of brain activation in multiple sclerosis using fNIRS
Using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), Kessler Foundation researchers have shown diffe…
08/30
The impact of cultural diversity in brain injury research
Kessler Foundation scientists examined the implications for cultural diversity and cultural compete…
08/29
Researchers Identify Origin and Purpose of the Facial Expression for Anger
A new study reports on the functional advantages which caused the specific appearance of the human's…
08/28
This is Your Brain?s Blood Vessels on Drugs
Researchers develop a new method for measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the brain. …
08/27
A global strategy for road building
The number and extent of roads will expand dramatically this century. Globally, at least 25 million …
08/27
Bidirectional switch of the valence associated with a hippocampal contextual memory engram
The valence of memories is malleable because of their intrinsic reconstructive property. This proper…
08/27
Probing excitonic dark states in single-layer tungsten disulphide
Transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) monolayers have recently emerged as an important class of two…
08/27
A synaptic and circuit basis for corollary discharge in the auditory cortex
Here auditory cortex excitatory neurons are shown to decrease their activity during locomotion, groo…
08/27
OSCA1 mediates osmotic-stress-evoked Ca2+ increases vital for osmosensing in Arabidopsis
Water is crucial to plant growth and development. Environmental water deficiency triggers an osmotic…
08/24
PLETHORA gradient formation mechanism separates auxin responses
During plant growth, dividing cells in meristems must coordinate transitions from division to expans…
08/20
Diabetes recovery by age-dependent conversion of pancreatic ?-cells into insulin producers
Total or near-total loss of insulin-producing ?-cells occurs in type 1 diabetes. Restoration of insu…
08/20
Saturation editing of genomic regions by multiplex homology-directed repair
Saturation mutagenesis?coupled to an appropriate biological assay?represents a fundamental means of …
08/17
Hallucigenia?s onychophoran-like claws and the case for Tactopoda
The Palaeozoic form-taxon Lobopodia encompasses a diverse range of soft-bodied ?legged worms? known …
08/17
Structure and mechanism of Zn2+-transporting P-type ATPases
Zinc is an essential micronutrient for all living organisms. It is required for signalling and prope…
08/17
Synaptic dysregulation in a human iPS cell model of mental disorders
Dysregulated neurodevelopment with altered structural and functional connectivity is believed to und…
08/17
Transcriptional interference by antisense RNA is required for circadian clock function
Eukaryotic circadian oscillators consist of negative feedback loops that generate endogenous rhythmi…
08/10
Piezo1 integration of vascular architecture with physiological force
The mechanisms by which physical forces regulate endothelial cells to determine the complexities of …
08/10
Antiviral immunity via RIG-I-mediated recognition of RNA bearing 5?-diphosphates
Mammalian cells possess mechanisms to detect and defend themselves from invading viruses. In the cyt…
08/03
Required enhancer?matrin-3 network interactions for a homeodomain transcription program
Homeodomain proteins, described 30 years ago, exert essential roles in development as regulators of …
08/03
Promoter sequences direct cytoplasmic localization and translation of mRNAs during starvation in yeast
A universal feature of the response to stress and nutrient limitation is transcriptional upregulatio…
08/03
Inappropriate p53 activation during development induces features of CHARGE syndrome
CHARGE syndrome is a multiple anomaly disorder in which patients present with a variety of phenotype…
08/03
Mechanism of Dis3l2 substrate recognition in the Lin28?let-7 pathway
The pluripotency factor Lin28 inhibits the biogenesis of the let-7 family of mammalian microRNAs. Li…
08/02
Diffusion-weighted MRI characteristics of the cerebral metastasis to brain boundary predicts patient outcomes
Background: Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) has been used in neurosurgical practice mainly to distingui…
08/01
Blunted feelings: Alexithymia is associated with a diminished neural response to speech prosody
How we perceive emotional signals from our environment depends on our personality. Alexithymia, a p…
08/01
Age-dependent changes in the neural substrates of empathy in autism spectrum disorder
In typical development, empathic abilities continue to refine during adolescence and early adulthoo…
08/01
Altered emotional and BOLD responses to negative, positive and ambiguous performance feedback in OCD
While abnormal processing of performance feedback has been associated with obsessive–compulsi…
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At left: TWH opens Canada's top neuroimaging dept

TWH Neuroimaging Department features the world’s only integrated 3T MRI unit, biplane angiographic suite and OR “Combo Room”, Ontario’s only Gamma Knife and Canada’s first 64-slice CT scanner. Shown here: Angiography suite, complete with integrated OR and 3T MRI.
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